This map was created fort the University of California Industry-University Cooperative Research Program. For over ten years (1996-2008) Nawi Maps maintained a geographical information system that contained grant tracking and university-industry research partnership information. The animated map below was one of thousands of maps created for this organization (NOTE: while at the time Macromedia Flash was all the design rage, currently most mobile devices cannot display Flash).
Other work performed for the IUCRP included building a web-based mapping system that had both intranet and internet components, many individual maps on legislative districts used in the to promote UC research in California (some made it all the way to the US Congress and the US senate), several large poster projects, and all kinds of data management work.
The main GIS was built with MapInfo and MapBasic (now maintained by Pitney Bowes) and included a custom built system of what are now referred to as “data-driven pages.” For the most part the geographical scope was limited to California but there were hundreds of different maps created for the US and California legislative districts as well as campus-centric and regional maps. The web-based mapping system was originally constructed with MapInfo’s MapXTreme product and then in the early 2000’s was migrated to mysql and MapServer. All of the printed materials were built in MapInfo and then finished in either Macromedia Freehand or Adobe Photoshop.
In 2008 the UC-IUCRP was dissolved and Nawi Maps lost this contract in the administrative re-shuffling. The map project now lives here and is run by a colleague at the University of California Santa Cruz in the Center for Integrated Geospatial Research. The work remains very similar.